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New Book on Inland Fisheries

October 30, 2012 - 7:20
New Book on Inland Fisheries

A book titled Community Management of Inland Fisheries in Bangladesh and India was recently published by Mullick Brothers, Dhaka.

The book was co-authored by Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru; Alia Ahmad, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Lund University, Sweden and Iftekharul Haque, Lecturer, BRAC University in Dhaka.

The book was based on the results of a joint research project the co-authors were involved in.

Their study initiated in 2003-04 was funded by Swedish International Development Agency and conducted in India and Bangladesh.

“Open-water inland fisheries such as rivers, estuaries, flood plain lakes and reservoirs provide a means of livelihood to millions of people. Those dependent on this activity usually belong to poorer communities,” explained Dr. Amalendu.

“Our research project sought to understand the proper management of this common pool resource for sustainable development. This would also better the economic prospects of the communities engaged in this activity,” he added.

The authors studied two organizations in particular – Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) in Bangladesh and Cooperative Fisheries Management of TAWA Reservoir in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

The 336-page book contained 11 chapters including an introductory chapter, a chapter outlining conceptual and theoretical ideas and four chapters each on case studies from India and Bangladesh. These chapters dealt with policy in retrospect in the respective countries as well as ecological, economic and institutional aspects of inland fisheries.

“Our study suggested not only the problems but also the solutions for the management of this important resource. We kept equity, efficiency and sustainability factors in mind while suggesting possible ways of managing the resource,” Dr. Amalendu emphasized.

Dr. Amalendu also recently authored a paper titled Product Knowledge, Ethnocentrism and Purchase Intention: COO Study in India that was published in an Indian business journal.

The paper was co-authored by Dr. David Bamber, Senior Lecturer at Hope Business School, Liverpool Hope University, U.K. and Dr. Suniti Phadke, Director, Office of International Affairs, Christ University, Bengaluru, India.

“The purpose of this research was to model country-of-origin effects, intention to purchase foreign products, ethnocentrism and foreign product knowledge among average Indian consumers,” the authors stated in their paper.

October 30, 2012
School of Business, Bengaluru

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